Home accessories with a nautical flair.



Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor Decorating Store

For absolutely everything "Freshwater Decor" head to Anchor Cottage. Located in Uptown Suttons Bay Michigan, Anchor Cottage carries Pine Cone Hill bedding, Dash & Albert rugs, Emma Bridgwater tabletop, Crabtree & Evelyn bubble bath. Gifts and antiques with a nautical flair. We do special orders and shipping all over the United States. E-mail us at shop@anchorcottage.net. Can't wait to hear from you!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Coral & Chocolate Brown

This is the third Pine Cone Hill duvet and sham set that I have sold off this bed in a week!!

Normally I have to change out the bedding accessories when I sell parts of the bedding. As luck would have it, the chocolate and coral pillows, lamps and table decor have worked with all three duvets and shams.

Happy hump day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I Am A Classic At Heart

Cole & Son "Great Wave" wallpaper
Cole & Son "Great Wave" wallpaper.

Setting this as my desktop, I love how simply the wave is drawn. 
Found on bodieandfou.blogspot.com.

Steve and I in paradise.
Pinned from dumpaday.com.

Said the husband to the wife, how true.
Classic French fragrance No 5 Black Throw Pillow by Anniechovie.

I wear this scent everyday.
Found on magazine pierrefrey.com.

I want these fabrics layered in my home, somewhere!

Tuesday afternoon at Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Little Bit Of Everything!

Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor has a little bit of everything to decorate your cabin or cottage.

The Emma Bridgewater pottery is 25% off this week.

Kate Spade made her way into the store this summer, with signature pink, black and acrylic desk top accessories.

This pair, of nautical lamps, in a contemporary Lake Michigan home would be sharp.

We have so many fun and unique rugs in stock.

I love the soft coral in the rug and pillow.

Coral, chocolate brown and gold for added bling.

We even have accessories to decorate your boat.

These pillows can stay up on deck! There are made of polypropylene with poly inserts.

The "captain's" table.

Fun art for the knotty cedar walls in your cabin.

Porch pillows, heavy canvas with down feather stuffing, very cushy.

Come in, shop around and have some fun just browsing.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

On The Way To Empire

On the way to the Empire Bluff Trail we stopped at the darling Red Gate Farm. We bought flowers and strawberries, jam and granola. Then headed over to Inspiration Point. 
As we cruised our way through the tiny village we stopped at Sleeping Bear Gallery. Doesn't this bronze sculpture have good detail?

We climbed and we climbed, almost a mile up the path, to the top of the bluffs. South of the Sleeping Bear Dunes looking north out over Lake Michigan. The view is spectacular. 

All that climbing made us thirsty so we headed to Art's Tavern for a beer to wet our whistle and on the way over we did a double take! Jimmy's Pot Heads!! We thought that was hilarious. 
The day was rather misty in the distance so the breathtaking views were not as distinct as I would have liked. This view is all the way to Traverse City from central Leelanau County. It's a well kept secret, let me know if you can recognize it.

We made it home and grilled Cedar Hot Dogs and made samores. They were the best Cedar dogs I have ever had! Must have been the company.

I slept like a log that night.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

It's A Great Day

My sons from Brooklyn are here for a stay.

They came bearing gifts from far, far away....

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Mary T Project

Those of you that come into my shop have seen these baskets and paper beads for purchase.

Mary T first brought in these baskets, three seasons ago, to raise money for "Kids First" over in Uganda. The sale of the baskets and paper beads, made by the women of "Kids First", helps eliminate poverty and supports the education of their children.

The day Mary brought in this body of work, House Beautiful had similar baskets featured on page seventeen of the June issue!

Hung on the wall or stacked on your counter, these baskets are colorful and fun to use while helping mothers and children in need.

Thank you Mary.

Thursday, June 26, 2014


The big holiday weekend is coming quickly!

Flipping the store over to red, white and blue.

Did this look for a clients guestroom.

I have always loved red, white and blue, they are my colors and I wear them very well.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Feeling A Little Blue

blue gingham slippers
I may need to tap dance in blue, gingham loafers, that would make me laugh.
Found on monde-des-hommes.tumblr.com
Image by #hennyvanbelkom
The energy captured in the colors of a Mariska Meijers' pattern would truly make me smile.
I've heard this many times before but it looks and means something different since Dad passed away
Making my life count for something that will make a difference for those who search for direction, is my serenity.
ZsaZsa Bellagio
Doing a little happiness dance right now!!             Found on zsazsabellagio.tumblr.com
It is 53 degrees and raining today and tomorrow is the first day of Summer! Wish I were home with a fire in the fireplace, baking Chocolate Chip cookies and chilling with by babe. This bedroom delights me to no end. Via Christel Romahn

Have a happy weekend!

Monday, June 16, 2014


"Seas" The Day!

Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor


Dash & Albert/Pine Cone Hill

as a partner store.

Featuring: The Bunny Williams Collection

Complete Bedding and Rug swatches available, here, at Anchor Cottage.

Bunny Williams and Annie Selke have put together a fabulous rug collection for Annie's company, Dash & Albert.

Her jute rugs are an outstanding backdrop for the indoor/outdoor rugs in this collection.

The indoor/outdoor rugs are made of recycled materials and may be used in any room of your cottage, from the three season porch, into the children's room and out to the deck.

Just  a beautiful backdrop on your cottage floor. Soft underfoot and washable. A win win situation for vacation traffic coming in from the beach.

Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor is proud to be a Pine Cone Hill/Dash & Albert partner store!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What Inspired Me This Week

garden shed
The inspiration, here, is to paint the interior side of the entry door, to my studio, yellow. Then, when I prop the door open, I can see the yellow door from my front porch. How happy is that?
7. into the wild-kara rosenlund
What a classy looking food truck!
Jane Lafazio's sketcbook
If everyday, that I am on the beach, I paint one small sketch and pen one small story, I will have a collection of summer at my finger tips over the long, quiet winter months.
Decorate with Painted Beach Rocks
I am buying some watercolor pens! 
Claude Monet
Inspired by Claude Monet, his sky and his water in this painting.

You never know where you will find your inspirations!